Avon / HarperCollins
Date: December 1, 2003
Reviewed:Mass Market Paperback
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Lady in Question
By Victoria Alexander
Wilmot may lose his life tonight, and the woman in question isn’t
so much the one about to give the order, as the one he suddenly
married and now awaits his return.
Lady Delia Wilmot’s
husband has disappeared, said to have died in a shipwreck. At first
she doesn’t know how to handle it, but her twin sister directs
her path. Before Delia can move on with her life, she must face
the women of her family -- the Effington Tribunal – to discuss
the incident surrounding her sudden marriage. Then her life and
her responsibilities will be her own. Or so she thinks.
Stephens is also watching -- and judging -- Delia. In disguise,
Stephens is a terrible butler. The other agents are no better as
house staff, but they all fool Delia. Stephens wants Wilmont’s
murderers and he needs the documents from Wilmot’s last case.
The answers must lie within Wilmot’s home. The game takes
an interesting twist at a dance. Delia pretends to be her twin sister
and ends up dancing with St. Stephens, who is there as himself.
Immediately, the woman in question falls for the espionage agent,
and he falls for her. Romance and espionage are a deadly mix. And
how will Stephens explain this to his employer?
The Lady in
Question begins with a dash of espionage, slips into a romantic
tango between Stephens and Delia, and eventually shifts back and
forth between the two storylines. It’s sweet, romantic, and
mysterious. The story slows down in some places, but not enough
to affect the story. It’s a must read for those ready to be
swept away on a lengthy, romantic ride.